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Stanhope House, Stanhope Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5HH
10 Stanhope Place Edinburgh Scotland EH12 5HH GB

Homeless Action Scotland is the National Membership organisation for homelessness in Scotland.

‘A Scotland where everyone has the home they require and all they need to sustain it’.

Homeless Action Scotland exists to improve the conditions of homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Our mission is to be the leading organisation influencing and supporting the development and implementation of effective policy and practice that meets the challenges of homelessness in Scotland.

What we do:

Work with our members to prevent and tackle homelessness
Provide a voice for service providers to policy makers
Lobby Holyrood and Westminster for improvements in policy and law
Promote good policy and practice in local authorities and housing providers
Carry out and disseminate research
Provide regular good quality information of topical interest to our members
Provide training and seminars
Raise the profile of youth housing issues
Support the development of leaving home and housing education in schools, youth work and housing support settings
Carry out specific commissioned pieces of work on homelessness for our members

We have been in existence since 1974.

We have participated in the Homelessness Task Force/ Homelessness Monitoring Group, Rough Sleepers Initiative, Health and Homelessness Steering Group, Supporting People Stakeholders Group and a range of other steering and consultative groups. Our members inform the views we take to all of these bodies.